Does anyone take low doses of Topamax for fibro. pain? My doc's are recommending it for my chronic non-migraine headaches AND FIBRO PAIN.
If so, what dose are you taking and what side effects are you having?
How long did it take to get pain relief?
I've tried so many things and nothing seems to be helping achy/burning extremity pains I have 24/7. Hormone issues not helping I'm sure. Perimen. symptoms last 5 years or so.
I've had some headache relief w/ valium but that's starting to not be effective and I'm VERY GROGGY at low doses. Celebrex has also become ineffective. 50 mg of Ultram makes me VERY HYPER so I overdue activities which causes flares! Most meds make me too groggy or too achy possibly from inactive ingredients?
Just started malic acid/magnesium combo. I have many food intolerance's like gluten, eggs, corn, soy and nuts which avoiding helps to some degree but not much. I don't tolerate fish oil, vit. D or probiotics.
I need to start very slowly because I tend to have severe reactions/side effects to meds and supplements.
I am to start at 25mg pm for 2 weeks then add 25mg pm for 2 weeks.
I'm only on day 3 and I'm already getting nausea and increasing non-migraine headaches. I'm also not sleeping as well even though I'm still taking valium at night. I'm also taking higher dose of celebrex.
MY HEADACHES WERE GETTING MUCH WORSE AFTER 3 NIGHTS SO DOC. SAID I COULD TRY STOPPING FOR A FEW DAYS THEN TRY AGAIN AT 12.5MG AT BEDTIME. I HAVE DECIDED THAT I DON'T EVEN WANT TO TRY AGAIN SINCE THE MAIN REASON I WAS TRYING TOPAMAX WAS FOR MY HEADACHES. I HAD THE SAME ISSUE WITH CYMBALTA AND GABAPENTIN AT LOW DOSES.
AFTER 2 NIGHTS OF NOT TAKING TOPAMAX MY HEADACHES ARE STILL WORSE THAN BEFORE STARTING "dopamax" (already had cognitive issues from valium?) BUT IT'S GETTING BETTER.
I WAS ALSO FEELING VERY DRUGGED DURING THE DAY OUT SINCE I STILL NEEDED MY OTHER MEDS TO SLEEP.
THE ALL DAY NAUSEA was going away however. I never did lose my appetite!
Post Edited (mssusan) : 4/5/2009 5:27:17 AM (GMT-6)